Charlotte Brontë and her background
Charlotte Brontë is an English novelist and poet from the nineteenth century and the author of the novel Jane Eyre. She was born in a literary family, and her sisters Emily and Anne are both well-known writers, having written novels such as Wuthering Heights and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, respectively.
Charlotte was born to a clergyman of Irish origin and his wife in a village in West Yorkshire, England. Charlotte’s mother and her two oldest sisters died while she was young, leaving Charlotte’s father and her aunt to care for the remaining children: Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and their brother Branwell. Charlotte and her sisters attended a boarding school for daughters of the clergy. Their father brought them back home after a year because of the bad conditions at the school.
At thirteen, Charlotte began writing poems, which were published in a homemade magazine of the Brontës. Emily and Anne soon joined and the sisters created rich imaginary worlds together. Charlotte wrote several s...